Electric Peak in Yellowstone

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Electric Peak

In the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, Electric Peak is the 8th highest point in the park, but the highest peak in the Gallatin Range. It is easy to see from the Mammoth Area at 10,969 feet.

Where is Electric Peak?

It is located directly west of the North Entrance in the far northwest corner of the park.

How do I get there?

  • Trailhead: The south Bunsen Peak Trailhead, a few miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs area.
  • Distance: 20 miles round-trip.
  • Details: While some hikers can complete the trip in a day, most take 2 to 3 days to summit Electric Peak. From the trailhead follow Glen Creek and then the Gardner River before ascending the southeast ridge of Electric Peak. If you want to camp along the way, you’ll need to acquire a backcountry permit.

When is it accessible?

Most hikers attempt to climb Electric Peak in the heart of summer. Snow makes these trails impassable from late fall to late spring.